Cathay Pacific announces Fly Greener, a carbon offset program in support of The United Nations Climate Change Action Summit 2019. The program runs from September 16 to 31 October–offsets can be made before or after flying with a credit card or Asia Miles.
Cathay Pacific recognizes that clean air travel is seen as a key part of slowing global warming and is one of many ways to combat climate change. Fly Greener program enables passengers to balance out their carbon footprint by carbon emission calculations for specific flights. The monetary contributions go directly to fund third-party projects of Cathay Pacific that help to offset the CO2 emissions generated by flying. All of Cathay Pacific projects in the Fly Greener program are certified under the Gold Standard, making sure they are verifiable and credible–improving the lives of local communities and the environment.
Air travel currently represents less than 3% of global emissions, but the industry continues to grow rapidly.
There is an option of calculating the cost for your flight on Cathay Pacific’s Fly Greener website and 100% of your contribution will go toward financing verified carbon-reduction projects, such as building renewable energy facilities in developing countries.
Examples of offset
|Terms and Conditions 1. This special promotion is applicable to all carbon offsets made by customers through the Cathay Pacific Fly Greener website during the special promotion period: 16 September to 31 October 2019, Hong Kong time. 2. These offsets can be applied to flights departing after 31 October as long as the offset is made by 31 October. 3. The total contribution made by Cathay Pacific Airways Limited through the Fly Green program will be capped at 10,000 tonnes. 4. The terms and conditions of the Fly Greener program apply. 5. In case of dispute, the decision of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited shall be final. 6. These terms and conditions are drafted in English and translated into Traditional Chinese. In the event of any discrepancy between the two versions, the English version shall prevail. Fly Greener with Cathay Pacific! To offset your flights or to learn more, please visit here. |
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